‘We have a winner!’: South Kingstown man wins Rhode Island license plate design contest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A South Kingstown man was named the winner of the Rhode Island license plate design contest.

Gov. Dan McKee Wednesday revealed that Willem Van Lancker submitted the winning design.

“Over the coming months, I look forward to seeing the new design on vehicles across our state,” said McKee.

The Division of Motor Vehicles received 940 entries during the contest. After the division narrowed down the entries to five, Rhode Islanders were able to voted for their favorite design. About 300,000 votes were cast.

The division said it will be distributing the redesigned plates later this year.

“Rhode Islanders have chosen a design reflective of the state’s character and the affection they have for the ‘Wave’ plate that will soon become a part of the state’s history,” said Walter “Bud” Craddock, DMV administrator.

Click here to view all 940 plate design entries.



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